The DMN Opinion Blog has a post up about HB 2165 by Rep. David Simpson, of Longview, Texas. As the DMN writer points out, all of the other pot-reform bills, filed by Democrats, are much weaker. This bill goes much farther. In Rep. Simpson’s words:
“I am proposing that this plant be regulated like tomatoes, jalapeños or coffee.”
Rep. Simpson continued, “Current marijuana policies are not based on science or sound evidence, but rather misinformation and fear. All that God created is good, including marijuana. God did not make a mistake when he made marijuana that the government needs to fix.
“Let’s allow the plant to be utilized for good—helping people with seizures, treating warriors with PTSD, producing fiber and other products—or simply for beauty and enjoyment. Government prohibition should be for violent actions that harm your neighbor—not of the possession, cultivation, and responsible use of plants.”
Amen to that. A good Christian argument to why prohibiting marijuana and regulating the hell out of it is a silly waste of time.